The Board of Kambi Group plc has appointed former Sportradar chief Werner Becher as the company’s new CEO, succeeding the outgoing Kristian Nylén.

Mr Becher will officially assume the position on 25th July, the day after the publication of Kambi’s Q2 2024 report.

Kambi is a B2B provider of sports betting services to licensed B2C gambling operators.

Following a thorough search and selection process comprised of a strong pool of candidates, Mr Becher has been assigned to lead Kambi into its next phase of growth, having previously held senior positions within the sports betting industry, both in B2B and B2C companies, alongside earlier experience gained in the technology sector.

Mr Becher was a key figure at global sports data and betting supplier Sportradar for four years from 2019, initially as Managing Director of its US-facing Betting arm before assuming the position of CEO of its Europe, Middle East and Africa and Latin America business. He played a pivotal role in the successful Nasdaq IPO of Sportradar in September 2021.

Previously, he served as CEO of European betting and gaming operator Interwetten for eight years, where he led the company through a period of sustained growth. Most recently, Mr Becher served as an independent investor and advisor.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr Bercher shared that he is “honoured” to take on the new role, and that he will be joining the company at an exciting time in its evolution.

“I am excited to work closely with the Board, our executive team, and our talented employees across the world to deliver on the fantastic opportunities ahead of us,” he said.

Anders Ström, Chair of the Board and Co-founder of Kambi, said: “We are delighted to welcome Werner Becher as the new CEO of Kambi. Werner is an exceptionally suitable successor to Kristian Nylén. With extensive industry experience, strong entrepreneurial spirit, proven business acumen, and exceptional drive, we are confident Werner is the right choice to lead Kambi into a new era.”

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